TVCS has evolved over the years, but we continue to value Parent Participation as much as ever. While some parents still have the time and opportunity to be present on campus, most parents cannot. We understand that as a parent, there is nothing more important than your children and you still want to be involved in ways that boost your children's successes. The great news is that parent participation happens most effectively beyond the school walls and even the school day. As parents, you are your child's first and most important teachers. Setting expectations for daily school attendance, supporting your children with homework by providing an appropriate time and place free from distractions and communicating with your children's teachers are some of the most important aspects of parent participation.
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up in October. Attending the conference is a very effective way of supporting your child. Come to the conference with questions and information to share. If you have concerns, don't wait for conference time. Your teachers are your partners and they are here to help. I assure you they have your children's best interests at heart and will listen with an open mind. We look forward to working with you in partnership for a very successful school year.
There's nothing quite like that summer feeling! I hope you're having a great one!
But we are hard at work here at TVCS! There is so much to look forward to. Here are some of the updates...
The middle school instructional day will begin at 8:00 while the elementary students enjoy the old start time of 8:15. We have changed the middle school schedule from 6 to 7 periods a day (except for Wednesdays which remain early release at 1:45). We have added Music to the curriculum this year. We're just trying to figure out how to fit it in. 8th graders will have daily access to Algebra instruction with Mrs. Paulsen, if they meet requirements and can maintain the commitment. Spanish will offer an advanced course for those who are determined to test out of Spanish I in high school. Heidi Waddell is up to her eyeballs in GATE program training and is outlining a sustainable, exciting program for our students and professional development for our staff. We will modify PRIDE to be semester long courses. Attendance and No-Tardy incentives for students will be implemented. New staff is being hired. These are dynamic, skilled and enthusiastic people who will bring a great deal to the team. We've added an additional TK classroom. There's more to come!
Student start day is Wednesday, August 17, 2016. We'll be ready!